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Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment Amongst Substance Abusers

Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment Amongst Substance Abusers

Statistics of Substance Abuse in the United States Currently, there are over 20 million people in the United States who are both active and former addicts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2000 to 2015, more than half a million individuals died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day […]

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Dual Diagnosis

The Role of Dual Diagnosis in Substance Abuse Treatment

Happiness refers to a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. In today’s day and age, everyone is constantly in the pursuit of happiness. Many equate happiness to the constant pursuit of success coupled with perpetual restlessness. Albert Einstein’s Theory of […]

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Criteria For Choosing the Best Rehab Center, And 10 Red Flags That Should Warn You To Stay Away

As the opioid epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, there are unethical business offering treatment programs emerging to take advantage of the people and families that are being affected. These businesses, posing as legitimate treatment centers for addiction, promise rehabilitation for those struggling with drugs and alcohol. It’s difficult to think that there are […]

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No Other Substance Has Killed More People Than Alcohol

No Other Substance Has Killed More People Than Alcohol

The dangers of alcohol have been well documented, but a new study released b peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet has found that alcohol is killing more people around the world than had initially been estimated. The factors that make alcohol so dangerous it is responsible for more deaths than all other drugs combined. This is […]

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Addiction

It’s Important to Use the Right Words When Talking About Addiction

In both 2015 and 2016, over 50 000 Americans died as a result of a drug overdose; making dying of an overdose the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Studies are finding that stigmatizing language that refers either to the person or their substance use may be creating barriers that prevent them […]

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Is it Difficult to Stop Using Suboxone And Subutex

Is it Difficult to Stop Using Suboxone And Subutex? Why Patients Are Finding It Hard To Stop Buprenorphine Treatment

According to a recent study by Drug and Alcohol Dependence, many patients who have been prescribed Suboxone and Subutex for their opioid use disorder were not able to stop taking the medication. Both medications contain the active ingredient buprenorphine which works as a partial opioid agonist meaning that the medication produces opioid effects and side […]

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Addiction Treatment in the US: Why Aren’t More People Seeking Treatment?

The drug crisis in America is a wildfire raging out of control. Over  23 million Americans (aged 12 and over) are addicted to alcohol and other drugs according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency. More people are dying of drug overdoses than from any non-natural cause including guns, suicide and car accidents. […]

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Florida Drug and Treatment Facts

Florida Drug and Treatment Facts

The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, Announced the Opioid Epidemic as a Country emergency in 2017. This growth is a result of the increase of opiates being prescribed by doctors and a rise in drug cartel trafficking of heroin and fentanyl. This issue is not unique to Florida but in the early 2000s lax regulations […]

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Difference between PHP and IOP

What’s the Difference Between PHP and IOP?

The negative stigma attached to addiction has skyrocketed throughout decades. There are still those who feel like dependence is a choice, however, an increasing number of individuals is realizing it is not. And more of the public is comprehension dependence on what it is; the requirement for treatment of the disorder is higher than previously. […]

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Alcohol and Drug Recovery Process

Recovering from Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Florida

Whether you reside in the Sunshine State and searching for a drug recovery center alternative or you are seeking to escape from life for a little while you treat your addiction, Florida offers a variety of reasons to guarantee it is your choice for alcohol or drug rehabilitation. From tropical, hot climates to the opportunity […]

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